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value brand. era detergent. a lot of fight for a little dough. every year we pick a new city to explore. but thanks to hotwire, this year we got to take an extra trip. because they get us ridiculously low prices on really nice hotels and car rentals. so we hit boston in the spring-- even caught a game. and with the money we saved, we took a trip to san francisco. you see, hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so, where to next? how about there? ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ ♪ hotwire.com ♪ chicago police work around the clock to try to keep the streets safe but they do not always catch the bad guy. one detective is leading the search for a criminal that did get away he has been at loose for two years now fugitive hunters are asking for your help. >> he is well known especially in the communities that have latin kings representing them and man with a checkered criminal past and a list of aliases. he came to the u.s. when he was a teenager. he has been in the united states the majority of his life and soon fell into th
- runners often finish with some of their the bank of america thousands of volunteers and city workers. "i think this is the best we've been prepared in the history of the event, we have 13k.. this weekend and race day" with all age groups and skill levels well represented, a full medical staff will be ready to respond immediately if someone goes down. "we have a record number of volunteers... il medical response team.. true great effort by the city of chicago" among the 45,000 participants tomorrow - 13 members of the achilles freedom team of wounded vets - most of whom lost limbs while fighting in iraq or afghanistan. as part of their rehabilitation, they meet up in cities around the country to compete. "we're all injured around the same time... overcome obstacles together... that's.. push each other along" this afternoon, they were treated to a vip reception at the willis tower sky deck along with many of their friends and family members. team members say they are excited to continue their tradition. "it's really big to me to continue the tradition paving.. we're happy to be in chic
dollars. wgn's nancy loo has more from the far south side. >> other city workers are harvesting one of the biggest marijuana fields ever found in the city of chicago. up close there is no mistaking what has been growing. enough cannabis to cover to fulfil its. likely over 1000 plants. a helicopter crew made the big find. >> a lot of it we could not see because it was underneath the tree is. >> some of the plants are 10 ft. high. >> we do not have of room to grow something within this seclusion. this would have to be one of the biggest ones i would think. >> there's a little camp that was set up where there was a watchman's hitting. sitting. >> their harvesting the plants today. >> we fly over it quite a bit. >> and have made it a number of smaller fines. this is a big one. and i'll take a lot of drugs off the street. it will take a lot of drugs off of the street. still to come: a major overhaul at city hall. mayor emmanuel announces an entire new ethics board. coming up next. a new lawsuit has been filed in the penn state sex abuse scandal. and just ahead, the search for jim
for hearings into the possible closings of up to 120 schools. w-g-n's judy wang is live at city hall with details. >> he says he has learned about 100 schools may be targeted. he says he once administrators to come here to city hall to explain why. >> the list is growing. in favor of education committee hearings. >> i think we should force the hearings with the education committee. at the same time ask them to appear in front of us. we can start going over the list. >> there refused to a knowledge a school closing plan. high- ranking administrators told them that 80-120 underperforming or underutilized schools could closed. the resolution comes the same week teachers approved a four year $300 million deal. school closings at a retail. this will be the next big fight. >> and is on their hands. it is certainly not on our spirit if they would like to listen to us and make the community and the people who actually work in the schools a part of the process they might actually have a little bit more success. >> they say the public has a right to transparency. >> by having it transpare
- thousand dollars in disability benefits. city officials have not commented on the subpoena. it's sentencing day for william cellini. he was convicted of trying to shake down a hollywood producer for a campaign donation for former governor blagojevich, in exchange for a state contract. federal prosecutors want an 8- year sentence. the defense is asking he get probation. >>grabbing food while in a hurry is about to become a lot easier in chicago. mayor emanuel has unveiled 23 locations for food trucks. these vehicles would be allowed to set up for two hours at a time at each location, but requires them to stay at least 200 feet away from any licensed restaurants. there would be some designated stands where the trucks would be exempt from the 200-feet rule. the locations include lakeview lincoln park, and the loop. the full city council must still approve the locations. >>coming up next the growing concerns around the country over a meningitis outbreak that's killed four people and sickened dozens of others. and, after being famously created in a harvard dorm room, social media giant facebook
on alert tonight a crew of armed robbers have been coming into the back side of the city. tuesday night's last week around 8:00 p.m. five men armed with handguns and a crowd at lincoln park store they were heavily hooded and it was a very warm night so i was immediately suspicious and before i even had time to react they were both at the customer service department one of them brandished a firearms and ask me to open the door. one of the robbers had a gun pointed at him the whole time and he said the steve spread out and they worked quickly they were only there for two-three minutes. there was another one on the floor grabbing cards of cigarettes and bottles of liquor. two of the thieves robbed the cash register up front and another one from the customer service area. the store is one of eight businesses that have been robbed in recent weeks throughout the north side between the hours of 6 and 11:00 p.m. security cameras captured images of the suspects they worked in groups of two-five robbing stores and in some cases employees taking cellphone. >> do what they want, we have to conside
, the real estate market in some cities is still holding strong. and it seems london is certainly one of them. c-n-n's richard quest shows us one tiny apartment with one hefty price tag. next, details on a plan to expand chicago's riverwalk. and later in the medical watch >>there is no more. 10 ft 4 by 8 ft 4. >> this as the length of the flat. the apartment is a converted cloak room. i would point out the high ceiling and natural light coming through. i would point out the location. >> the original asking price of $145,000 has been well exceeded. the top offers are believed to be around 280,000. this tiny apartment is in the best part of london. next to the top people's. >> you're going to get a hell of a lot of interest. the demand for this unique property has been intense. more than 100 viewing. a dozen offers. ironically the winner is likely to be an investor from greece. more than a quarter of a million dollars. an awful lot of money. for not a lot of apartment. if that is what someone will pay for ait does what it's worth. that is what it is worth. >> had dared noble tries
're amazing. an inspiration >> nearly a quarter billion dollars flows into the city's economy from this marathon weekend >> it is a city that is inviting... >> record-breaking... he won the race... a first for his country in chicago... >> it was really great to see the fans... hundreds of people volunteering... >> my friends ran strong... they beat their personal record >> cooler temps appreciated >> wind a little issue... >> cool run... >> the temperatures did help limit medical emergencies this year. however one runner suffered cardiac arrest near the end of the racier needed immediate care >>e and needed immediate care >> cpr was started... the individual was shot twicecked twice... >> nine other runners were taken to local hospitals for less severe medical problems. race officials say overall there were fewer medical problems at the than in years past. but they were prepared with more than 1300 medical volunteers on the course. the marathon director says it they will mail medals to about 1300 runners who finished the course seven hours after it started >> a trip to
in the city and suburbs, the chicago sun-times has learned. cost of the county right now $143 of debt to house one person. a spokesman for the national rifle association says the company is looking to make legal gun owners scapegoats. they fan ofa similar tax was proposed in 2007. and never passed. >>schools are closed today, and they will be again tomorrow in evergreen park.. where a teacher strike is now in its second week. wgn's nancy loo has the latest on negotiations to end the walkout. there is no end in sight. union leaders say they're disappointed. there and it just after a visit from the president of the chicago division of labor. you're referring furrier judge and community is now they will fight for their jobs later. the words of encouragement. fuel to every teacher to ticket with more purpose. our organization is in 100 percent support of what is current on the ear. the 210 educators to remain on strike are not finding too hopeful of a returning to the classrooms at a time some. both sides reported little to no progress. despite nine hours of negotiation. shutting down five sch
nations general assembly in new york city last week. when the iranian delegation went home last thursday, he stayed behind. he claims he's afraid to return to iran because he's believed to be an opponent of the regime. his wife and two kids have escaped from iran for their safety. >> ten years after terrorizing a city and the country. one of the washington d-c snipers is sharing his story and his remorse. lee boyd malvo and john allen muhammad shot 13 people over a three-week period in 2002. the two chose their victims at random then shot them from the modified trunk of a car. ten of the victims died. muhammad was executed in 2009. malvo laughed about the shootings when he was arrested, but now says he is haunted by the brutality of his own actions. >>i am sorry. there is no way to express that. what am i going to tell them? >>malvo says there was one particular incident where he wouldn't follow muhammed's orders. he says muhammad told him to kill a pregnant woman, but he couldn't bring himself to do it. >>the presidential candidates are keeping a low profile today. preparing for to
a kidnapping from her salt lake city home nearly ted years ago smart made her first trip to the chicago area now using her unintended fame to become a child protection advocate elisabeth smart will never forget what happened to her in june of 2002 but the soft-spoken young woman who recently got married carrey hope in her heart she is trying to bring that message to others like her while trying to help children stay safe. elisabeth smart wasn't going to let her kidnappers have power over her in the 10 years since that life changing event smart decided to use what she learned no matter how painful to help others. but she was taken by her home by a man and his wife held hostage for nine months and raped repeatedly. >> everybody thinks a different challenge is in their lives and we are our own mount everest and sometimes we just all feel like we have the strength to go on so part of where i speak is to encourage the people to continue moving forward. elisabeth smart was the keynote speaker at the healthy women's expo in lincolnshire but her message is geared more towards children, resisting a
several city blocks from 105th- 108 street and from stoney island to the railyards. those two football fields are filled with marijuana plants ready for harvest we are told to chicago cops literally stumbled upon this discovery earlier today tonight police are on the scene protecting their prime other technicians are photographed in the area videotaping what they can and inventorying all of the mayor won on the promises which by early estimates looks like 1000 plus plants. we found it, some of the plants are 10 ft. tall. these pictures show you exactly what chicago police found today two football fields filled with marijuana so plentiful. they are pretty big as big as christmas trees. it police chopper heading back to base the eyeball to this field and called it in cops by foot and on-air discovered this 1000 plus healthy potted plants growing in chicago a rare sight indeed that can only be seen from the air. very secluded, very difficult to see it again from anywhere but the air you cannot smell it from here but the smell is very intense once you are inside. the video from above doesn
the next recreational frontier of this city. >> there are portions of the chicago river wall that have already been built out but there are also vast stretches of the river that are vacant or without a sidewalk. residents who live along the river are pleased to hear about the revitalization. it's very exciting and i would welcome it. >> for me would be really nice to be able to get off of main street with the noise and cars. the plans for a continuous walkway include a spacious domes that artists conceptualize as being family friendly for boats restaurants and businesses. with the marina area city as a draw voters into kayakers will be able to enjoy a special area designated as a cold but over all future plans call for the length of the river area from like michigan to lake st. to become a bustling public activity fall along the river. smiling faces and joined the columbus day parade in chicago today politicians were on parade as well as italian american pride spectators say the crowd was a bit smaller this year possibly because many did not get the day off but many families did com
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